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Question DetailsAsked on 7/5/2012

I want to do baking from my home for people in my town of Durant, Okla. What safety laws and regulations do I need to be aware of?

I love to bake homemade pies, cakes, and cookies and have been told my baked goods are delicious. I would like to know what I would need to do to get started in the way of advertising and also any laws and regulations I may not know about. I am retired but I would like to do some baking from my home. Not anything big but just to supplement my income. I love to bake and thought this would be a great way to keep active and help financially too. Any help is greatly appreciated. Jacqueline

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Check with your local health department. These days there are stringent food safety requirements that must be met. And a person doing cooking must obtain a food handler permit.

You likely need to obtain a business permit also. Your local government (city or county) is where you go to check on that.

You can probably find these government agencies on the internet.

Answered 8 years ago by jrhodes


The standards for a home operated catering business are held to higher restrictions than some of the swankiest restaurants in town. Call your Health Department. Make sure you have a business license, and never send left over food home with guests without having them sign a waiver to exclude you from being held responsible once the food leave the premises. How do you know that creme torte won't sit in the trunk for 2 days and then of course everyone gets sick. Always CYOA!!!!!!

Answered 7 years ago by BluButterfly

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